Today we look at a trade down scenario for the Dallas Cowboys in this complete 7-round mock draft
The Dallas Cowboys enter the 2021 Draft with more needs than resources to fill said needs. As such, a trade down may be just what the doctor called for this go ‘round.
As it stands now, the Dallas Cowboys are picking in the top-5. If that holds, Dallas will be in prime position to move back and snag an extra pick or two. Teams will be desperate to move up for a crack at a top signal caller, and with Zach Wilson’s emergence this season, the Cowboys will be in a powerful position to negotiate.
We can reasonable expect the Jets and the Jags to pick QBs with Picks 1 and 2. And we can also reasonably deduce the Bengals will be looking to OT at Pick 3 since their O-line is by far their biggest weakness and detrimental to the health and safety of Joe Burrow.
Half-a-dozen teams have legitimate needs at QB1 so Dallas could easily flip their top pick for a strong return. While Trey Lance rolled into the season as the favorite for QB3 in the draft, Zach Wilson seems to have passed him and will likely go in the top-5 if Dallas is willing to deal.
In this Dallas Cowboys 7-round mock draft, we have Dallas trading back with Atlanta and netting two extra picks (2nd rounder in 2021 and 3rd rounder in 2022). As always, we utilized various scouting sites for expert analysis and The Draft Network for their mock draft simulator
Round 1, Pick 10
Caleb Farley, CB
It’s no secret the Dallas Cowboys need to find a starting cornerback this offseason. With Chidobe Awuzie set to fit free agency, there’s an immediate opening and nothing waiting in the wings to take over. Whether Dallas brings in a veteran or not in free agency, they need to use at least two of their top-100 picks on the secondary.
The only area that’s of similar need is the interior defensive line. But since this is an especially shallow DT class (that’s particularly devoid of 1st round talent), going CB is a no-brainer for their first pick. While many are projecting Patrick Surtain II to be the cream of the CB crop, Caleb Farley may actually offer the highest ceiling.
Caleb Farley opted out this season so it’s understandable he’s flying under so many radars right now, but the supremely talented coverman from Virginia Tech is sure to wow once scouts dig in and draft boards take shape. At 6-foot- 2, 207 lbs, Farley is big, strong, fast and athletic. He’s a natural ballhawk and extremely explosive.
Farley’s basically an amped up version of Trevon Diggs.